What would you like to help me make for tea? – me
This week I’ve been having a play with Snapfish, a photo printing website that includes a photobook creation service, which means you can upload photos and then have them drop through your letterbox as a printed book.
One of things I like most about the Snapfish service is the range of options. There are loads of different book shapes and styles to choose from, and once you’ve chosen the one you like, there are some really attractive choices of template for the inner design too.
I chose the 7″ x 5″ Premier Lay-flat Photo Book, which is £21.99 for 20 pages, but the same size book starts from £9.99 for softback binding.
Next, I uploaded enough pics to fill the book and hit a button which populated the whole book for me without me having to do any of the manual work. You can do it all manually if you want – there’s always the option to drag, drop, swap and resize – but I think the way you can do so much of it automatically is a real plus point.
To finish, I added some captions in the boxes provided under each image. All in all, I was ready to order within about 15 minutes of starting the project. That’s pretty efficient and I’m really pleased with the printed quality, which has kept the colour true to the original digital photographs.
As you can see, I didn’t just opt for a standard family photo album type book, I opted to make a visual menu book, which the kids and I can flick through to decide what we feel like cooking. There are loads of other creative ways you could use a photobook too – from creating comical family photo stories, to step-by-step photo guides, to class year books.
Here’s a vid explaining how I used the Snapfish service. Please note, I’m poorly sick at the mo and I look it, so please be kind (and send chocolate)…
What creative uses for a photobook can you think of? Let me know!
Disclosure: I was sponsored to create the video content in this post.